Aston Martin V8 Vantage 1977.psd
The 1977 Aston Martin V8 Vantage was a sports car with a distinctive design that was more than a step ahead of its time. This car was based on the DBS V8, which was given a facelift that made it more aggressive. The radiator grille was contoured for a more aggressive look. The vehicle was renamed to the Aston-Martin under Company Developments.
The first V8 Vantage was launched in 1977, and was the UK's first supercar. The car was the first of its kind to have a PS20,000 price tag. In 1978, the model was replaced by the Series 4 variant. The new Series 4 version was more aggressive, with a lowered suspension and larger brakes. This was the first of the Aston Martin supercars, and was an instant success.
In the early days, Aston Martin did not release horsepower figures, but Zak's car was reported to have 422 bhp at 6000 rpm and 405 lb-ft of torque at 5000 rpm. Despite the fact that the V8 Vantage was a sporty convertible, it was not very reliable. The car was notoriously finicky, but demand for it was consistently high. In addition, it was produced for 13 years. The vehicle saw numerous refinements over the years, including aerodynamic improvements in the mid-to-late 80's.